Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

Expecting the Unreasonable

HLPR Online editorial staff Introduction Persons with disabilities can pose complex challenges to law enforcement officers charged with keeping the peace. Police officers are often the first responders to persons with mental disabilities in crisis.[1] These problematic, high-stakes encounters have drastically increased in frequency as a result of the gradual shift from institutional to community-based care.[2] The…

Fear The Sockpuppets

Jake Laperruque Growing up in the dawn of the Internet Age, as children we were often told, “don’t trust strangers online,” and frightened with stories of abductors posing as digital friends.  But, while we have always been vigilant of an individual with a misleading online identity, right now we face a new threat with strong…

Food Prices, a Speculator Sport?

Anthony Kammer  Frederick Kaufmann spoke last week at Harvard about his Harper’s Magazine article, The Food Bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got away with it (pdf here), for an event sponsored by the HLS Food Society. Kaufmann has described, in scrupulous detail, how the creation of the Commodity Index Fundsin 1991 opened the door to speculation in…

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